Baba Sehgal



Baba Sehgal is an Indian rapper, film composer, actor and playback singer, known for his works in Indipop, Telugu cinema,Bollywood and Tamil cinema. Brought up in Lucknow, he began his career in the mid-1990s. Baba Sehgal is an Electrical Engineer from G.B.Pant University Of Agriculture & Technology. He is credited as the first Indian rapper to jump on the Indipopbandwagon, and released an album which got frequent airplay on MTV India. Since then he has dominated the Indian rap scene with hits such as ‘Thanda Thanda Paani’ (a remake of “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice), ‘Manjula’ and ‘Dil Dhadke’.He was a contestant on Bigg Boss 1 in 2006.

Career

Music

Indian Rapstar Baba Sehgal,Released his latest single Going to the gym,which collectively gathered more than 1 lakh views followed by another funny investment single Mere paas hai mutual fund which did not garner similar audience response. He also released another single on soundcloud Ek pal with an animal to express his fondness for KISHORE KUMAR .Sehgal’s first album was Dilruba (1990) followed by Alibaba (1991), Thanda Thanda Pani (1992), Main Bhi Madonna (1993),Double Gadbad (1999) and many more albums. He almost always writes, composes and sings the songs in his albums himself. He was the music director of the movie Dance Party (1995) which had a popular song “kapurthala se aaya hoon, tere liye laaya hoon, Orange kurta peela pajama..”. He has the distinction of having the first Indian music video ever to be shown on MTV Asia(which was broadcasting out of Hong Kong at the time). He was also the television host of the TV showSuperhit Muqabla which was aired on DD2 at primetime. He has also worked as a stage performer.

He was in New York from 2001 to 2005. When he came home to Mumbai, he released his album ‘Welcome to Mumbai’, which was his 22nd and latest music album during that time.

He also directed the music for the Bollywood film Bhoot Uncle (2006).He is also anchoring the TV show ‘Santa and Banta news unlimited’ on Zoom.

Acting

In 1998, Sehgal made his acting debut in the Bollywood film Miss 420 alongside Sheeba. He also did playback singing for the film’s soundtrack which was released in 1994, four years before the film’s theatrical release. In 1999 he acted in the film Double Gadbad playing a double role. He also composed and sang all the songs for the film’s soundtrack. In 2009, he played a role in the SAB TV comedy series Jugni Chali Jalandhar. In 2011 he appeared in Rang Badalti Odhani on Star One. Sehgal also making his Telugu film debut in a Heroine centric magnum opus movie Rudhramadevi, Anushka Shetty in the lead. It will be directed by National award winner Gunasekhar. Baba Sehgal has been signed to play a major negative role in another Telugu film titled Overdose.

Filmography

As actor

  • Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada (2015)
  • Rudramadevi (2014)
  • My Friend Ganesha 3 (2010)
  • Miss 420 (1998)

As playback singer

Telugu Cinema
  • Rikshavodu (1995)
  • Jalsa (2008)
  • Arya 2 (2009)
  • Adhurs (2010)
  • Don Seenu (2010)
  • Mr.Perfect (2011)
  • Ragada (2010)
  • Gabbar Singh (2012)
  • Shadow (2013)
  • Om 3D (2013)
  • Action 3D (2013)
  • Adda (2013)
  • Shankarabharanam (2015)
Bollywood
  • 13B (2009)
  • Miss 420 (1998)
  • Hum Hain Bemisaal (1994)
Kannada
  • Gajakesari (2014)
Tamil Cinema
Year Film Song Name Composer Co-Singer(s)
2009 Villu “Jalsa Jalsa” & (Remix) Devi Sri Prasad Devi Sri Prasad
2010 Singam “Kadhal Vandhale” Devi Sri Prasad Priyadharshini
2011 Osthe “Osthe Maamey” S. Thaman Ranjith, Rahul Nambiar, Naveen
2012 Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal “Sokku Podi” G. V. Prakash Kumar Shruti Haasan
Saguni “Vella Bambaram” G. V. Prakash Kumar Priya Himesh
2013 Alex Pandian “Bad Boy” Devi Sri Prasad Priya Himesh
2013 Singam II “Singam Dance” Devi Sri Prasad Devi Sri Prasad
2009 13B
Bengali Cinema
Year Film Song Name Composer Co-Singer(s)
2013 Khiladi (2013 Film) “Heartbeat” ShreePritam Saberi Bhattacharya

Television appearances

  • Rakhi Ka Insaaf (2011) … Guest
  • Rang Badalti Odhani (2011) …. Bhai
  • Jugni Chali Jalandhar (2009) … Balwinder
  • Bigg Boss (2006) …. Contestant
  • Superhit Muqabla (1992–1994) … Anchor

source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Sehgal